Mirrors for Psychic Warfare European tour dates incoming

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE, the collaboration between NEUROSIS’ Scott Kelly and BURIED AT SEA’s Sanford Parker, recently revealed plans to tour across Europe this month. Sanford Parker will also be performing his solo experimental electronic set as support. The tour commences on January 12 in Hamburg - and you can watch a brand new trailer for these dates below by Chariot Of Black Moth…

(In case you missed it, you can catch the first trailer at this link.)


12.01 - GER, Hamburg, MS Stubnitz [tickets]

13.01 - NL, Rotterdam, Worm [tickets]

14.01 - NL, Amsterdam, OCCII [tickets]

15.01 - BE, Antwerp, Het Bos [tickets

16.01 - FR, Paris, Espace B [tickets]

17.01 - UK, London, Underworld [tickets]

19.01 - GER, Oberhausen, Druckluft [tickets]

20.01 - GER, Berlin, Berghain Kantine [tickets]

21.01 - PL, Warsaw, Beerokracja [tickets]

22.01. CZ-Ostrava Barrak music club

23.01 - CZ, Prague, Klub 007 Strahov 

24.01 - HU, Budapest, Dürer Kert 

26.01 - CH, Zurich, Ziegel Oh Lac [tickets]

27.01 - IT, Brescia, Circolo Colony [tickets]

28.01 - CH, Luzern, Industriestrasse

29.01 - CH, Bern, Dachstock [tickets]

30.01 - AT, Bregenz, Between

31.01 - AT, Vienna, Arena [tickets]

01.02 - AT, Linz, Kapu

02.02 - GER, Leipzig, UT Connewitz

03.02 - GER, Dresden, Scheune [tickets]

04.02 - PL, Poznan, LAS

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE released their self-titled debut – a sonic manifestation of insomnia, complete with the tossing, turning, and perennial dread that comes with facing a new day – in 2016 via Neurot Recordings. The five songs that comprise Mirrors For Psychic Warfare lurch and pulsate across a sullen, desolate landscape with an almost curious obsessiveness. You can hear in full at their band camp.

Purchase Mirrors For Psychic Warfare on vinyl, CD and digital download HERE

Anyone who has lowered their ear into the chasm of sound between metal and industrial in the last couple of decades will most likely have come into contact with Parker’s work. Perhaps through the bands and projects in which he is or has been involved as a musician: the doom-prophesying powerhouse BURIED AT SEA, the extreme-sound fraternization, CORRECTIONS HOUSE, or perhaps the doom/post-metal shamans MINSK. Or maybe via the sheer volume of the releases to which he skilfully brought his very own toxic sound as a producer or sound technician. In this capacity, the name-dropping begins with Pelican, Eyehategod, Rwake, and Voivod and carries on far beyond YOB, Lair Of The Minotaur, and Wovenhand. In many cases (Minsk, Corrections House, Twilight, YOB, Blood Ceremony), he even combined the two areas of activity in an interdisciplinary radicalisation of sound both through the amps and behind the mixing desk.

In a way, this material is the translation of doom into the methods of electronic music. A concept work of cross-genre, dystopian music that builds on the loops and sequencer programs of industrial, but shuns purely linear song structures in favour of instrumental storytelling, the development of which expands a track into an entire world of sound. In the process, Parker knowingly invokes American and British industrial traditions, but equally, his microscopic detail work – primarily observable in the harmonics – could easily have come from German avant-garde electro institutions such as Raster-Noton or Mille Plateaux. These ideas manifested themselves in his solo album of this year, Lash Back, which imposes itself on the contemporary extreme music scene like the black monolith in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – unassailable, incomparable, and perfect in form. Listen to the record in full at bandcamp.


"Parker's ability to invoke foreboding tones and textures enhances the ritualistic features, bringing MPFW closer in line with Jef Whitehead's defunct project Lurker Of Chalice than Corrections House...the psyche rattling tension they maintain is as unnerving as it gets." - METAL HAMMER

"Imagine a broken mirror on the floor, one shard catching your eye, reflecting a warped, spectral veil emanating from those motherships when at rest, like exhaust pipes slowly bellowing, and a mist created by gradually subsiding engine heat." - ZERO TOLERANCE

"Kelly and Parker deal in a form of debased, defeated industrial future-folk, a zoned-out space cluttered with crunching metallic debris. Some of the quieter moments skirt the dreaded dark ambient category – but that subgenre always seems to suggest hokey cyberdelic techno-sabbats or the Hellraiser sequel in which chief Cenobite Pinhead sashays around on a spaceship. By contrast Mirrors For Psychic Warfare seed concerns about depleted stocks of tinned food and the likelihood of typhoid.” - WIRE


"Sanford Parker shedding layers until there's only his bare heart exposed - heart, as in a dark powerful engine, an inhuman mechanical contraption pumping oil to his moving limbs." - TERRORIZER

"As if to ask how much more sonic punishment you can take, Parker saves his most abstract piece for last. The charmingly-titled ‘Sheep Slaughter’ verges on the sadistically nightmarish sounds of noise artists such as Prurient, although it does include quieter, calmer gaps in between the barrages of nastier noises. Thanks to this metal interloper, electronica just got a whole lot heavier." - THE PLAYGROUND

"Sanford has found yet another genre that he is able to master and make his own." - AVE NOCTUM

"Lash Back is not a welcoming record. There aren’t many comparable acts who are so visceral and angular, but it’s a rewarding listen and another success for Parker, who has found another avenue in which to excel. For anyone following his work this is more than worth your time, and for metal fans who are intrigued by electronic music, this may scratch an itch you didn’t know you had." - THE MONOLITH